Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/15/14
It will be an interesting matchup on the perimeter when Saint Louis plays host to Temple on Jan. 11. The Billikens were ranked third in the Atlantic 10 Conference from 3-point range through Jan. 8, shooting 39.1 percent from behind the arc. The Owls led the league in 3-point defense, allowing opponents only a 28.7 success rate. At the other end of the court, the Owls were shooting 39.4 percent on 3-pointers, second in the conference. The Billikens were allowing only 30.4 success against them, which was third best in the A-10. Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus, however, wasn't sure of the significance of those numbers. "Shooting the 3 is sometimes misleading," Majerus said. "Your statistics are against who and in what situations. When there's a bigger lead or a lesser opponent, it's much easier to shoot a 3. "In terms of defending Temple from 3, that's problematic because they spread the floor so well, having excellent spacing, that they really play well off each other. And they're...
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